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Last updated: 22 November 2018
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Date:Thursday 27 September 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-10-CU Commando
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 44-77713
C/n / msn: 33109
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mount Tanazawa (   Japan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Atsugi NAS (NJA/RJTA), Japan
Destination airport:Tachikawa Air Base (RJTC), Japan
Narrative:
Crashed into Mount Tanazawa.

Sources:
» Toledo Blade - Sep 28, 1951
» Korean War Aircraft Loss Database (KORWALD)


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Distance from Atsugi NAS to Tachikawa Air Base as the crow flies is 27 km (17 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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